Commonwealth War Graves Commission

In Memory of

E G THOMAS

Gunner
930565
"A" Bty. 291st Bde., Royal Field Artillery
who died on
Tuesday, 2nd October 1917. Age 21.

Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Thomas, of 100, Bird-in-Bush Road, Peckham, London. Native of Cardiff.

Commemorative Information

Cemetery: MINTY FARM CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-V., Belgium
Grave Reference/
Panel Number:
I. A. 10.
Location: Langemark is located north of the town of Ieper off the N313. From the Markt take the Korte Ieperstraat, at the crossroads turn right into Boezingestraat, after 500 metres take the first turning left into Ieperstraat. Follow this road to the T junction at the end, turn right into Briekstraat, 1st left still Briekstraat, take again the 1st turning left called Hemelrijkstraat. The cemetery is 200 metres along this road on the left hand side.

Historical Information: The farm was used as a German blockhouse, and in 1917 as a British Company Headquarters; the name is probably due to its occupation by a Wiltshire unit. The Cemetery was begun in October, 1917, and used until April, 1918, by units fighting on that front. There are now nearly 200, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The cemetery covers an area of 1,186 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall.